Police: Armed robbers storm into Buckhead restaurant, attack manager
ATLANTA - Atlanta police are investigating an armed robbery that turned dangerous at a trendy Buckhead restaurant Saturday.
Officials told FOX 5 four masked men stormed the Velvet Taco on West Paces Ferry Road through the restaurant's back door early Saturday morning well after the restaurant's closing.
According to police, the men brandished guns, and demanded money from the safe. During the encounter, the female manager of the restaurant was pistol-whipped and a gun went off.
"The firearm did go off but it went into a wall," APD Capt. William Rucker said at the scene.
No one was injured besides the manager in the robbery.
Police are now reviewing surveillance video and are working to get information on the suspects.
The corporate office of Velvet Taco told FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor that this was the first time any of its restaurants nationwide have been the target by armed robbers in the company's eight-year history.
If you have any information on the crime, please contact Atlanta police.